anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, De Humani Corporis Fabrica, female, fiction, Frederick Albert Sutton Building, Lance Olsen, Lyuba Basin, rare books, sexuality, Two Creek Coffee, University of Utah, workshop
Join students of Professor Lance Olsen’s fiction workshop (ENGL5510) as they present their short stories during a public reading.
One of the pieces being introduced will feature an illustration from Andreas Vesalius’ famous book of anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica. The short story, inspired by Vesalius’ revolutionary depictions of the female anatomy, addresses the often taboo topic of female sexuality. Lyuba Basin, Rare Books student assistant, used our copy of the 1555 edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica as reference for her work, specifically focusing on the wonderfully detailed illustration of the dissected female body.
Thursday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 22
Two Creek Coffee located in the Frederick Albert Sutton Building on the campus of the University of Utah.